How To Handle A DUI That Includes An Injury
Penalties for DUI can be pretty harsh. When you face this charge you run the risk of losing your license, paying stiff fines and penalties, and having an interlock device installed in your car. These punishments cause serious changes to your life, but the matter becomes much worse if the arrest stemmed from an accident where another person was seriously injured.
A DUI with injury is no laughing matter. You should take the charges seriously and put forth a strong defense. Florida statutes define seriously bodily injury as a physical condition involving:
● A high risk of death.
● Long term loss or impairment of any bodily member organ.
A conviction of DUI with serious bodily injury is a third degree felony. The punishment is up to 5 years in prison and a monetary fine of up to $5,000.00. The same defenses apply to a DUI that also caused bodily injury as those that apply to a case without injury. However, due to the increased penalties and punishments, you should give more serious consideration to your defense strategy when an injury is present. Maintaining your freedom deserves an aggressive defense. At the Ferraro Law Group we don’t back down and always put your rights first.
If you’ve been charged with a DUI that caused bodily injury, call an experienced criminal defense attorney. Skilled criminal defense attorneys in Stuart and the Treasure Coast are here to help. Your first visit is a free initial consultation. Call us to schedule an appointment.